Once More We Saw Stars

Once More We Saw Stars : A Memoir of Life and Love After Unimaginable Loss - as listed in Time's 100 Must-Read Books of 2019

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Listed in Time's 100 Must-Read Books of 2019

'A gripping and beautiful book about the power of love in the face of unimaginable loss'
Cheryl Strayed

'Extraordinary . . . both heartbreaking and life-affirming . . . you will find your heart magically expanded'
Mail on Sunday

'Greene's account of his loss is remarkably uplifting. It's hard-won proof that love can survive our worst fears and our darkest, most desperate emotions.'
Daily Mail

'This minutely observed memoir will surely be helpful to people whose world changes in an instant . . . a hopeful book in many ways'
The Times

'Wonderful writing, brave, unbearably sad'
Adam Kay

Two-year-old Greta Greene is sitting chatting with her grandmother on a park bench in New York when a brick crumbles from a windowsill overhead and strikes her unconscious. As she is rushed to hospital in the hours before her death Once More We Stars leads us into the unimaginable.

Her father Jayson and mother Stacy begin a painful journey that is as much about hope and healing as it is grief and loss. Even in the midst of his ordeal, Jayson recognises that there will be a life for him beyond it - if he can only continue moving forward, from one moment to the next, he will survive what seems un-survivable. With raw honesty, deep emotion, and exquisite tenderness, he captures the fragility of life and the absoluteness of death, and most important of all, the unconquerable power of love.

This is an unforgettable memoir of courage and transformation - and a book that will change the way you look at the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 26mm | 180g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473673801
  • 9781473673809
  • 58,283

Review quote

A gripping and beautiful book about the power of love in the face of unimaginable loss

How do we wrest beauty out of searing pain? How, in the face of the most profound grief and sorrow, do we search for meaning and find it? Jayson Greene does just that in this soul-affirming book. Once More We Saw Stars is a stunning human achievement as well as a literary one

Jayson Greene's Once More We Saw Stars attains flight in a language born of sheer necessity, that of bridging the gulf between daily life and the unnameable

This stunning book reminds us that nothing - not even devastating grief - can define us as much as our deepest loves. A must read

Devastating . . . his perspective will change yours for the better

Eloquent . . . insightful, emotional writing of rare integrity - The Irish Examiner
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About Jayson Greene

Jayson Greene is a contributing writer and former senior editor at Pitchfork. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Grantland, and GQ, among other publications. This is his first book. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.
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Rating details

8,005 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 42% (3,390)
4 37% (2,984)
3 15% (1,225)
2 3% (265)
1 2% (141)
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